Ulysses is your one-stop writing environment for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Its pleasant, focused writing experience, combined with effective document management, seamless sync, and flexible export, make Ulysses the first choice for writers of all kinds.

++ Apple Design Award Winner 2016 ++ Best of App Store 2015 ++ Best of App Store 2013 ++

“The app is amazing. An absolute delight to use. Well done.”
– David Hewson, Bestselling Author (The Killing)

### A Text Production Powerhouse
Ulysses’ markup-based, distraction-free editor lets you focus on your most important task: Write, edit, and write some more. Formatting is kept for later, so you can completely immerse yourself in the text. Ulysses’ uniquely streamlined toolset covers the entire writing process, and its clean and simple interface will boost your productivity. From first to final draft, from prologue to closing chapter – Ulysses keeps you in the flow, so you can get stuff done.

### All Your Texts, All the Time
Everything you’ll ever write is stored in Ulysses’ unified library. You can manage projects of all kinds and sizes, be it novels, diaries or study notes – they are always saved, and automatically in sync. And since Ulysses offers feature parity across macOS and iOS, it doesn’t matter where you are or when inspiration hits: All its tools, and all your texts, are always at your fingertips.

### Built-In Proofreader and Editing Assistant
Write with confidence, thanks to Ulysses’ integrated grammar and style check. Available for well over 20 languages, it analyzes your text and offers informed suggestions for capitalization, punctuation, semantics, redundancy, style and more.

### Create eBooks, DOCX, PDFs and HTML
Ulysses’ export is flexible enough to cover any writer’s needs: Transform your text into beautiful PDFs, Word documents or eBooks. Or export HTML code, ready to be used anywhere on the web. You can even choose between a variety of pre-made formatting styles for all kinds of purposes, or create your own and share it with other users.

### Publish to WordPress, Ghost & Medium
Do you blog? Ulysses’ offers best-in-class publishing to WordPress, Ghost, and Medium. You can post to WordPress and Ghost from right within the app – complete with images, tags, categories etc. Publishing to Medium works just as easy, and all three offer a built-in preview to proofread before submission.

### Pricing
Ulysses requires a subscription. We offer monthly and yearly subscription plans. They include a fully functional trial, so you can test Ulysses (including export and sync). There’s also a special discount for students.

All plans unlock the app on Mac, iPhone and iPad, and feature full synchronization.

### Questions
Please visit for more information. You can also reach us via or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!

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What’s New

Version 20.2

- Improved preview texts of navigation items in the dashboard.
- You can now drag text to the dashboard to create new notes.
- Fixed dashboard layout when scroll bars are always visible.
- Fixed problems when checking long texts.
- Spelling suggestions will no longer offer huge numbers of options.
- Improved import of HTML and DOCX files.
- Fixed various of crashes.

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Ratings and Reviews

Only My Viewpoint ! ,


The upgrade to Catalina IOS 13 has been a bit rocky but seems to have settled down now. This is simply the best writing app out there and I use it for student handouts, articles, and research papers. For simplicity of design, performance, ease of use Ulysses is simply the best. The fact that everything syncs perfectly via icloud is brilliant.

The developers are constantly updating the app and are very quick to reply to issues. Worth everypenny of the subscription.

In respect of other reviews, I do not know anyone who use Google Documents (students def do not use it) also Scrivener is not a one time purchase. Everytime there is a major, new version release then exisiting users can buy the latest version at a slight discounted price. I am a scrivener user as well, both apps are excellent in their own right, I happen to prefer this one because it is simply easier to use has a sublime user interface, perfect icloud syncing and more powerful easier to use document search options.

Henrique Kugler ,

Beyond perfection

Ulysses has the best customer support ever. Hands down. Besides, it offers the best distraction-free writing experience I’ve ever encountered. I now find it hard to imagine my professional writing workflow without this neat piece of software. From writing my master’s thesis to jotting down the cake recipes my mom taught me, Ulysses has been a pleasant and vital companion for around 6 years. The dark theme is a delight. Yes, I have tried at least a bunch of other distraction-free writing applications, but it’s clear to me that Ulysses is way ahead of the game. What I would love to see in further implementations is the ability of sharing drafts with editors and proofreaders through some sort of online platform, where the content could be read, commented on and edited by non-Ulysses users. Then we would live in a freer world – where exporting our work into MS Word, Google Docs and the like would no longer be necessary.

Findegil 226 ,

Ulysses - Why I keep coming back

My fascination with dedicated writing apps began with Ulysses, and has seems to have come full circle. Despite my annoyance when The Soulmen switched over to a subscription model last year, I eventually decided that I wsnt going to be without the app, and stumped up the cost for the annual subscription. I will probably switch to monthly, as getting to know Ulysses is a long process, but I dont think now that there is an app wherr I can simply open and write, and be satisfied that there is both enough simplicity as sufficent depth and complexity in the way its arranged to make writing truly absorbing.


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
20.5 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Subscription £5.99
  2. Annual Subscription £48.99
  3. Annual Subscription £38.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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